Greg Wilhoit (1954-2014)

Greg WilhoitState of Conviction: Oklahoma

Race: White

Wrongful Conviction: Murder

Exonerated Date: 1993

Years Served: 5

Greg Wilhoit spent five years on death row for allegedly killing his wife, Kathy in 1985. The case against him was based on the testimony of so-called dental experts. They claimed that a bite mark found on Kathy’s body matched Greg’s teeth. Greg was found guilty and sentenced to death after his defense attorney appeared in court drunk and presented no defense. He remembers the judge’s words, “You are to die by lethal injection. If that fails, we’ll electrocute you. If the power goes out, we’ll hang you. And if the rope breaks, we’ll take you out back and shoot you.”

Source: Witness to Innocence

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